Sunday, November 27, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Returning to Breakers by Rachel Skatvold


Book:  Returning to Breakers

Author: Rachel Skatvold

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: October 25, 2022

Sometimes God’s “why” comes too late… and just in time.

Tiffany Hill is a master at concealing her emotions. She can’t admit she has her own questions about God—like why He allowed her Marine husband to die in action. A single mom with three children to care for and the general store on Merriweather to run leaves little time for philosophizing. She has more pressing issues to deal with. Like how her dream of running the family business has become a burden.

Is keeping the business afloat even worth the effort anymore?

After high school and an unfortunate falling out with his father, Liam Hadler left Breakers Head, determined never to look back. He failed on that one, and one of many regrets was leaving his high school sweetheart behind to chase an impossible dream.

When his mother calls after his father suffers a stroke, Liam has a tough decision to make. Will he return to a place he’s avoided for sixteen years, and is making amends with his father even possible?

A chance encounter with Tiffany after so many years never occurred to him, but memories of their time together rekindles something he thought he’d lost. What’ll it take to persuade her to give him a second chance?

This Breakers Head novel is Rachel Skatvold’s final book in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.


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I have been enjoying the Independence Island series. Returning to Breakers by Rachel Skatvold is book 28 in the Independence Island series and Book 4 in the Breakers Head series.  The great thing about this series is that each book really reads great as a Standalone. A variety of Authors write the books and each book flows great.

Tiffany Hill is a Widowed Mom of 3 children. Her Husband, a Marine, died in action. She is trying to raise her children and run the Family Business General Store on Merriweather. She is wondering if she can continue running the business. Liam Hadler left Breakers Head right after High School and he was determined to never return. He receives a call from his mom that his Dad had a Stroke and she is requesting he return home.  Liam left Breakers Head on bad terms with his Dad. The only regret he has about leaving is that he left his High School Sweetheart behind. He decides to return home for a bit and he just happens to run into Tiffany Hill, his High School Sweetheart. He feels a connection with her still. Will Liam be able to reconcile with his father? Will there be a Second Chance Romance between Liam and Tiffany? 

I was totally engrossed in this book from the very first chapter. I really like that Tiffany is a strong woman who has the love and support of friends and family. They help take care of the kids while she works. Liam struggles with decisions and his past. I really saw growth in him as the book progresses. Tifanny had some struggles with her faith after her husband died. They both rely on God to help them through the changes in life, especially about the present and future. This is a book about Forgiveness, Second Chances, and Faith. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Romance books. FANTASTIC BOOK! 

Rachel Skatvold is a Christian author and stay-at-home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing Christian romance and devotionals. Rachel has published over a dozen novels, including books in the Hart Ranch Series, set in the Montana wilderness and the Ladies of Ardena Series, set in medieval times. She is also a contributing author in the Whispers in Wyoming and Brides of Pelican Rapids Series. Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons. You can find more information about Rachel and her books on her website:


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Thank you for following the Returning to Breakers Celebration Tour with Celebrate Lit. Writing in the Independence Islands Series has been an incredible journey and since this is my last book in the series, it’s bitter sweet to say goodbye to these wonderful characters. Although some of them may show up in the sister series, Suamalie Islands…hint, hint, hint!


It has also been a joy to work with Sandra Barela, Chautona Havig, Denise Barela, and everyone else on the Celebrate Lit team. Thank you to them and the wonderful authors I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with. You all have been amazing.


Returning to Breakers features two sets of characters. First, Tiffany and Liam, but also, Kendall and Tyler. Along with Tiff’s story, I do hope you also enjoy the conclusion of the love story between the two main characters from my first book in the series.

In this book, we find Tiffany overwhelmed and ready for a fresh start. As a single mom of three kids and a business owner, she has to wear about every hat imaginable. She has always been an advice giver to everyone else, but now she desperately needs advice herself. Should she sell the family store? It’s one of many questions plaguing her soul. When her friends realize Tiff is floundering, they know she needs a lifeline in the form of some R&R. They arrange for her and the kids to stay at a local resort on Mimosa. Tiffany is reluctant at first but ultimately gives in, quickly realizing how much she needed to rest and reconnect with her kids. However, when an old love from the past returns to the islands, will Tiff’s relaxing vacation be swept away in the tide?


This book is close to my heart because it is dedicated to my oldest sister, Becky. Growing up, she was a great person to go to for spiritual advice, similar to Tiff in this book. She always has wisdom to impart and quotes Bible verses of encouragement even to this day when I need advice.


This book was also inspired by a verse from Philippians 4:6-7, which says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” When we go through something difficult in life, sometimes it is easy to forget to pray. However, if we leave our worries and anxieties with God, He will take them from us and in return, give us peace. This is one of the lessons Tiff learns during this story and it is also a wonderful reminder for me during trials I have been facing recently.



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To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds good, I can't wait to read it.

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

I will enjoy reading Returning to Breakers, thanks for sharing it with me!

Thanks, Kendra, for sharing your review!

Have a sunshiny day!

Jodi Hunter said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like an incredible read.

marisela zuniga said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a book i would enjoy

Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a wonderful read.

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

Returning to Breakers is a story of second chances in so many ways. Sounds great!

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Kendra, Thank you for sharing your excellent review. Returning to Breakers sounds like one not to miss.

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